Does Apple stop Linux from booting on its newly refreshed Mac Mini PC or MacBookAir laptops? That’s the claim currently circling the web‘s collective drain. The posit is that the new T2 ‘secure enclave’ chip Apple has baked […]
A signed version of GRUB2 that enables Ubuntu to work with Secure Boot devices is being prepped for Ubuntu 12.10. Further details about the change are expected from Canonical later today.
Ever since the Windows 8 SecureBoot dilemma reared its the big question has been: "Can I still use Ubuntu?" . Canonical have today responded with plans on how they intend to approach the SecureBoot situation to ensure that Ubuntu 'works smoothly' for users of SecureBoot devices.
Fears that Microsoft would abuse the Windows 8 UEFI feature are coming true. Advice from Microsoft to makers of ARM hardware says that allowing the disabling of the contentious UEFI Secure Boot feature required for Windows 8 must NOT be possible.
Canonical, along with Red Hat, have today published a white paper on the potential implications, and benefits, of "Secure boot" for Linux.
The concern over whether or not the Windows 8 requirement for 'Secure Boot' will prevent users from installing other operating systems has been addressed by Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky in a blog post on the Microsoft Developers Network site.
Microsoft are pushing for changes to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware specifications that would prevent any operating system apart from Windows 8 being able to boot on a computer.